Cycling in Crete




The island of Crete is becoming an increasingly popular destination for cyclists over the years. Whether road, touring, or mountain bike. A great number of bikes we can see on the roads, trails and dirt roads in every district of the island.

There is a Crete Cycling network with the purpose to make a contribution in helping cyclists to discover the best possible trail alongside Crete and also to find the most fitting equipment. They will provide all helpful information about the large amount of opportunities here. You can choose between an individual or group experience with your own or rented bike. To improve your fitness you also can take part in one of the races organised in spring, in Rethymnon, Heraklion and Chania. Do you prefer a mountain bike vacation doing day trips and relax at the beach partially, or are you more the type for a late summer vacation cruising with your road bike…

If you want to rent a bike, you can do so by picking it up at one of the several bike centers or take advantage of their service and get it delivered directly to your accomodation on the island. For even more ambitious cyclists the Tour of Crete from the 8th to the 13th of May in 2016 might just be the thing, and of course this event is planned to come true every single year.

Crete itself is known for the hospitality of its inhabitants and mild climate in spring and autumn and dry summer days in July and August. But the island holds much more than that! Season lasts from February till late November and therefore provides tourists much more possibilities. When the locals celebrate traditionally, you may drive by on your bikes. If the beach sand burns your feet you head up into the mountains and while on other islands cyclists battle for the last spot on a concrete, you continue your fundamental training along olive groves. The members of this cycling community are Greeks, Belgians, Germans, British and Swiss. The common goal is to promote Crete as one of the cycling hotspots in Europe.

One ideal place to stay is SportsVilla, a modern and architectural elegant holiday villa in Rethymnon, which is open all year. This is the first sports holiday villa in Greece. SportsVilla combines a modern and luxurious villa holiday with the professional equipment for exercising and relaxing of high requirements, located in the traditional Cretan village Pigi, just 10 minutes from the city of Rethymnon and 2 minutes from the sea and lovely sandy beach.  Within the village you will find a pharmacy, mini market, cafe, restaurant and butcher. You can walk the narrow streets and go hiking or biking on trails exploring the Cretan nature.

Cycling also can be part of your time spend here. Check out here and think about the combination, summer in Crete, pool and relaxing area and most of all, the best conditions for you to work out and keep in shape. On you can find all the details. Unique sports holiday villa in Greece, provides stay in the center of Crete, near Rethymnon, for an experience full of potential and choises to make.


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Eparchiaki Odos Platanon-Moni Arkadiou, Pigi, 741 00, Rethymno, Greece


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